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BIG STORY                                                               JANUARY 08, 2021  |       The Indian Eye                          4

                  shOck &

                 viOlence at capitOl


                       as the capitol hill is defiled by Donald trump’s supporters, the whole world,

           including prime minister narendra modi condemn the rioting; pramila Jayapal, Ro khanna,
                     ami Bera seek action; and nikki haley distances herself from her former boss

        Our Bureau
        Washington, DC

            t was a scene straight out of a
            disaster movie. On Wednes-
        Iday, as a mob comprising
        US President Donald Trump’s
        supporters  breached  the  Capi-
        tol and a woman was shot dead
        inside the building when a pro-
        test spiraled out of control. It
        interrupted Congress’s count of
        electoral  votes  to  certify  Presi-
        dent-elect Joe Biden’s win.
            By the end of the day, four
        persons and a Capitol police
        chief were killed after several
        protesters broke into the Capi-
        tol building on Wednesday and
        roamed the corridors as tens of                      trump may go down in history as the only Us president to be impeached twice
        thousands gathered outside in
        support of Trump’s claims of  cern online, describing the cha- dra Modi for expressing concern                lieve ‘iss baar bhi Trump sarkar’,”
        election fraud.                      otic scenes as ‘shocking’ and ‘dis- over the Capitol Hill violence,      Shashi Tharoor told ANI. As
            It turned out to be a scene  graceful’, Indian Prime Minister  saying it is a ‘good sign’ that            US Congress formally certified
        from a horror movie as the cita- Narendra Modi said in a tweet,  Centre has distanced itself from             Joe Biden as the next US pres-
        del of American democracy was  “Distressed to see news about  the Donald Trump administra-                    ident on Thursday, Congress
        run over by a crowd. The rioting  rioting and violence in Washing- tion, adding that New Delhi will           MP added that “I think Delhi
        took place after Trump told pro- ton DC. Orderly and peaceful  have to work with the new Biden                will have to work with the new
        testors to repeat his false claim  transfer of power must contin- administration to “strengthen               Biden administration as it heals
        that he won the US election in  ue. The democratic process can- democracy around the world”.                  its own country and works with
        November.                            not be allowed to be subverted          “I don’t believe it should       other democracies to strengthen
            And the world watched in  through unlawful protests.”                have any implication for our bi-     democracy around the world, in-
        horror.                                 Even as Modi condemned  lateral relations with the US but             cluding in the USA.”
            Several leaders held the US  the violence in the US, some  it’s a sobering reminder. Prime                    Taking a shot at the experts
        President personally responsible  raised the point if it was too lit- Minister expressing concern was         who speak with “smugness”
        for the upset and its resolution.  tle  and too late.  Congress MP  a good sign, it showed that he            about the US being the oldest
        Following other leaders around  Shashi Tharoor on Thursday  and government are distancing                     democracy, Tharoor said, “To
        the world who reacted with con- lauded Prime Minister Naren- themselves from those who be-                       Continued on next page... >>

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